Labor Market Information

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Employment Conditions Snapshot

This page provides a quick glimpse of the Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay area employment conditions.

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Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) - December 2015 (most recent available)
United States: 4.8%
Florida: 4.7%
Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater MSA: 4.4%
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): 4.3%

In December 2015, the Tampa‐St. Petersburg‐Clearwater MSA led the metro areas in job gains over the year in total nonagricultural employment (+38,800 jobs); education and health services (+11,300 jobs); mining, logging, and construction (+5,100 jobs); financial activities (+2,400 jobs); and manufacturing (+1,000 jobs, tied with the Orlando metro area). 

The metro area’s over‐the‐year growth rates in mining, logging, and construction (+8.5 percent); leisure and hospitality (+7.8 percent); education and health services (+5.9 percent); and professional and business services (+5.1 percent) were stronger than the statewide growth rates.

Average Annual Wage - 2014 (most recent available)

Florida: $44,810
CareerSource Tampa Bay (Hillsborough County): $48,430

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Hillsborough County.